Spiritease/Jules Cohen Mash Genres, Delve Into The Worldly Side Of Electro On 48-49

The world of Spiritease/Jules Cohen is sort of indescribable and that’s the absolute beauty of it. Elements of Electro and World mesh seamlessly with Hip-Hop and Trip-Hop and forge a path towards fresh, yet to be labeled genres.

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Green Piece Put Their Hat Into Boston’s Alt Rawk Ring With Whatever

The true test of a stellar local music scene is the diversity of sounds to be found within and I might be biased because it’s my local scene but Boston is no exception. You’ve got hip-hop and an abundance of metal, folk and indie, a tiny industrial scene and even electro. Then there’s the alternative banner which covers a wide variety of local favorites.

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Cold Kingdom Is Reborn On Triumphant Into the Black Sky

Sometimes jumping into a new promo of a band I’m unfamiliar with is like jumping into the third season of Game Of Thrones without any knowledge of the previous two. This is the part where I would make some witty reference to something that happened in those seasons but I don’t watch so I can’t. You get where I’m going with that, though, right? Howzabout this: it’s like if I read Eclipse before reading Twilight (Because Eclipse is the third book in the series).

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Texas Hippie Coalition Return With Their Most Solid Collection Of Red Dirt Metal On High In The Saddle

Let’s get one thing straight: there has rarely been a time that Texas Hippie Coalition has not delivered the rawk and/or roll goods. On High In The Saddle, the Texan Titans’ sixth long player, that streak remains steady as they kick it up another notch with ten tracks of pure, unfiltered Red Dirt Metal done like only they can.

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Shoddy Sound On Uninspired Clandestine Live Retread Derails Original Entombed Comeback

I think I’ve said this before in these pages but just to reiterate: live albums can be hit or miss. On the one hand you have a record that perfectly catches the vibe of seeing your favorite band on stage with that right amount of audience participation and sound whereas on the other hand, there’s the albums that capture none of that with a tinny sound that doesn’t do the band justice at all. And unfortunately the latter is what the newly resurrected Entombed find themselves with when it comes to Clandestine Live.

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Whitesnake Make Delayed Flesh & Blood Worth The Wait

The only thing cooler than living in a world where Whitesnake is still alive and kickin’ is that they’re relevantly alive and kickin’! With the long awaited Flesh & Blood record, Whitesnake’s 13th full-length, the band sound reinvigorated with a collection of songs that sounds just as vital as anything in their illustrious discography.

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Doomstress Deliver Devilish Delight On Doom-Filled Debut Sleep Among the Dead

On first listen, Doomstress brings the feels of local Doom purveyors Second Grave (RIP but you can check out new offshoot Benthic Realm, featuring SG vocalist Krista Van Guilder, here) and modern Ghost. Meaning you get bravado alongside the Black Sabbath. Comparisons aside, Doomstress simply rawk.

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BillyBio Share New Single, Bob Marley Cover On Freedom’s Never Free

It’s weird because when I was growing up and Biohazard was in their prime, I could care less. But as I get older I find myself leaning to the heaver side of things and revisiting lots of missed gems from back in the (Read: my) day. And lucky for me, and you, that artists like Biohazard’s Billy Graziadei are still out there making music just as visceral and enticing as they did back then.

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We Are Scientists Hit The Road With Snow Patrol, Ready Deluxe Version Of Latest Album Newly Dubbed As Megaplex: Rise of the Lycans

I’m a sucker for new We Are Scientists tunes so the announcement that their most recent album (Which we reviewed here) has a deluxe edition with an album’s worth of bonus material included has the RNRF offices pretty frickin’ giddy to say the least. Comprised of five demos, a remix, four acoustic tracks, and three brand new tunes, Megaplex: Rise of the Lycans easily comes off as the victory lap that Megaplex rightly deserves.

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